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Old 01-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Wheelchair accessibility in 2009 sedan

I am considering trading in my truck for something that gets way better gas mileage however my limiting factor is that I need something cheap and wheelchair accessible. My boyfriend is great at getting into vehicles (he can finagle himself into my ford ranger without too much trouble) but his wheelchair takes up some space, which is why my truck is so convenient. I found a 2009 sedan that I love and I know he can get in and out of, but I am worrie that there will not be enough space in the trunk for his collapsed wheelchair. Does anyone know of the trunk of the sedan is large enough for a chair?
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Other than your current truck, what other cars have you guys put the wheelchair into? If it helps, my dad's wheelchair was able to fit into a 1999 Camry without issues.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #3
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It fits really well into a Honda Civic but other than that I am not sure since we usually just take my truck everywhere.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:27 AM   #4
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Yes a Yaris 2 door (and even an ECHO 2 door) is about the easiest vehicle in the world to get into and out of. That door is BIG.

If the rear seats fold down and there is commonality between the trunk and interior I would think, yes, a colapseable wheelchair would fit no problem.

If you buy the car and it works out for your bf post the results here.

I always thought these cars would be handicapped capable.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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Yaris in any form is probably too small, you will end up not liking it

they are roomy enough, but you wo';t have room for too much more if
you load up a wheelchair

get something barely used, (cheaper when it has some miles on it)
big bigger like a Camry
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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If the chair fits in a Civic it will fit in the Yaris. I have one of each of those cars and the trunk space is comparable.

I would advise a trip to a dealer that also sells previously owned Yaris' and give it a try.

If you do decide to get one, I recommend you add a bumper protector for the top of the rear bumper.
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